The San Francisco 49ers are working out Humboldt State offensive lineman Alex Cappa this week, according to Matt Maiocco. The offensive line prospect has already visited the Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings and the New York Jets. Keep in mind, this is not a pre-draft visit as this will be taking place in Arizona for 49ers offensive line coach John Benton, and not at the 49ers facility.
Cappa stands 6’7, weighs 303 pounds and can play both guard and tackle. His draft profile on NFL.com says that he’s a better fit as a swing tackle, but can play guard. His profile also says he’s a better run blocker than a pass blocker. The big knock on Cappa is simply his competition. Humboldt State hasn’t had a player drafted since 1991 and Cappa hasn’t been able to display much tape against adequate competition. He had a great Senior Bowl, but he still has question marks.
Originating from Dublin, California, Cappa is eligible to partake in the 49ers local pro day on Wednesday, however according to Maiocco, Cappa will not be attending.
The 49ers need guard help, there’s no denying that, but they also are going to need to get the future figured out for when Joe Staley and/or Trent Brown depart the team. Cappa could come in as a guard to start and once the rest of his game is figured out, be plugged in at tackle in a year or two.